24 months
35200 AUD/year
23400 AUD/year
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A social research Social Research Methods degree from The University of Western Australia is the perfect capstone to any undergraduate degree or the ideal complement for professionals working across fields that use information about people.  


This Social Research Methods degree from The University of Western Australia delivers highly transferable social research skills using a hands-on approach, giving you the skills to understand, and generate solutions to, pressing social questions. It also provides skills needed to prepare and present research findings in ways that have an impact. You'll gain an advanced understanding of a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, research ethics, budgeting and evaluation, as well as the skills to conduct and present research. You'll also obtain first-hand experience in understanding, critiquing and undertaking social research and writing up results, including crafting a research project.

Career Pathways 

This course can lead to exciting careers in a range of sectors including industry, community, government, NGO and more. It is relevant for work in all areas related to business, sociology, anthropology, political science, archaeology, linguistics, communications, geography, psychology, education, community development, history, public health, tourism and other social sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knowing Social Realities: Theoretical Foundations 
  • Research Design 
  • Social Research Ethics 
  • Evaluation 
  • Aboriginal Health Research and Ethics  
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods: Interviews and Focus Groups 
  • Research Methods in Media and Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • succesfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Social Research Methods; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate Social Research Methods or Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 70400 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    23400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46800 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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